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The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked  

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Rappers who don't swear really should be in a class of their own. While some hip-hop artists have made songs or even full albums without cursing in the lyrics, it's quite hard to come by. But in regard to the best rappers that don't swear at all, those are far and few between. In fact, most of the best rappers of all time use profanity quite frequently.

Nevertheless, plenty of rap fans hardly notice whether or not the rappers swear that often, and others won't even pay any mind to the "cleaner" artists. However, there are plenty of people out there who like the family-friendly stuff, and there are plenty of rappers who are respected for making such material.

Though they may be rare, rappers with clean lyrics deserve a lot of respect. Not just for making their music friendly for all ages and walks of life, but for creating great verses in a genre that's so defined by its use of swearing. This list of rappers that don't cuss go to all the kids out there, the families blaring hip-hop in the minivan, and anyone who just prefers ol' fashioned, clean language. 

Take a look at list of clean rappers below and vote up the artists you think make the most of their music without the "dirty" language. Don't forget, you can also add any rappers with clean lyrics you don't already see on the list.

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NF is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
Nathan John Feuerstein (born March 30, 1991), known by his stage name NF, is an American rapper, artist and songwriter, who has charted in both the Christian hip hop and mainstream hip hop ...more
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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
Big Willie Style, Gettin' Jiggy Wit It, Miami
Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. is an American actor, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him ...more
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LeCrae is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
Real Talk, After the Music Stops, Church Clothes
Lecrae Devaughn Moore, mononymously known as Lecrae, is an American Christian rapper, songwriter, record producer and actor. He is the president, co-owner and co-founder of the independent ...more
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Twenty One Pilots is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
4jjsgames added Vessel, Twenty One Pilots, Regional At Best
Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo from Columbus, Ohio. The band was formed in 2009 and consists of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun. They put out two self-released albums, Twenty One Pilots ...more
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Rakim is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
The 18th Letter, The Archive: Live, Lost & Found
William Michael Griffin, Jr., better known by his stage name Rakim, is an American rapper. One half of golden age hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, he is widely regarded as one of the most ...more
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Andy Mineo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
JoshEddie added Heroes for Sale, Formerly Known, Bitter
Andy Mineo, former stage name C-Lite, is an American Christian hip hop artist, producer, minister, TV and music video director from New York City. He is currently signed to Reach Records and in ...more
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KB is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
JoshEddie added Weight & Glory, 100, Go Off
Kevin Elijah Burgess, better known by his stage name KB, is an American Christian hip hop artist from St. Petersburg, Florida. He is the leader of the hip-hop group HGA, and was signed as a solo ...more
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Trip Lee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
JoshEddie added The Good Life, 20/20, If They Only Knew
William Lee Barefield III, better known by his stage name Trip Lee, is an American Southern rapper, singer, poet, and author. Signed to Reach Records, he has recorded both as a solo artist and ...more
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Tedashii is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
JoshEddie added Below Paradise, Kingdom People, Identity Crisis
Tedashii Anderson, known simply as Tedashii, is an American Christian hip hop artist and member of the hip-hop troupe, 116 Clique. Tedashii has released four solo albums, Kingdom People, ...more
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MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
Vaudeville Villain, Operation: Doomsday, Special Herbs and Spices
Daniel Dumile is a British-born American hip hop artist best known for his "super villain" stage persona and unique lyrics. Daniel Dumile has taken on several stage names in his ...more
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KRS-One is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
Hip Hop Lives, Return of the Boom Bap, Criminal Minded
Lawrence Krisna Parker, better known by his stage names KRS-One, and Teacha, is an American rapper and occasional producer from The Bronx, New York City, New York. KRS-One rose to prominence as ...more
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Flo Rida is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
Wild Ones, Low, Mail on Sunday
Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida, is an American rapper. He is known for hit songs such as "Low", featuring T-Pain, which was a number 1 hit for 10 weeks ...more
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Social Club Misfits is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
JoshEddie added
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Big Daddy Kane is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
Long Live the Kane, It's a Big Daddy Thing, Daddy's Home
Antonio Hardy, better known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane, is a Grammy Award-winning American rapper who started his career in 1986 as a member of the rap group the Juice Crew. He is widely ...more
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Q-Tip is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
johnstonismyname added The Renaissance, Amplified, Kamaal/The Abstract
Kamaal Fareed is a rapper.
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Canon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
JoshEddie added The Great Investment
Canon is a gospel rapper.
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Chuck D is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
Autobiography of Mistachuck, Rock da Funky Beats / Dance With You, An Interview With Chuck D
Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, better known by his stage name Chuck D, is an American rapper, author, and producer. He helped create politically and socially conscious rap music in the mid-1980s as ...more
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Guru is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
Jazzmatazz, Volume 1, Guru's Jazzmatazz
Keith Edward Elam, better known by his stage name Guru, was an American rapper, producer and actor best known as a member of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr, along with DJ Premier. He was born in ...more
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Derek Minor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
JoshEddie added Dying to Live, Redemption, Black Out
Derek Miner is a member of the musical group, 116 Clique.
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Biz Markie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
Goin' Off, The Biz Never Sleeps, Weekend Warrior
Marcel Theo Hall, better known by his stage name Biz Markie, is an American rapper, beatboxer, DJ, comedian, singer, reality television personality, and commercial spokesperson. He is best known ...more
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K-os is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
Exit, Black on Blonde, Joyful Rebellion
Kevin Brereton, better known by his stage name k-os, is a Canadian alternative rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. His given name may also be cited as Kheaven, a spelling he later ...more
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Beautiful Eulogy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
JoshEddie added Satellite Kite, Instruments of Mercy
Beautiful Eulogy is an experimental hip hop group and production team from Portland, Oregon, signed to the label Humble Beast. Composed of rappers Braille and Odd Thomas and producer Courtland ...more
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C.L. Smooth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
The Outsider, Warm Outside / I Can't Help It, Smoke in the Air
CL Smooth is an American rapper. He is best known as the vocal half of the hip-hop duo Pete Rock & CL Smooth. After the pair split in 1995 Pete Rock, whose work with CL had garnered him a ...more
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Dessa Darling is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
A Badly Broken Code, Parts of Speech, False Hopes
Margret Wander, better known by her stage name Dessa, is a rapper, singer, spoken word artist, and writer from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a member of the indie hip hop collective Doomtree.
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Shad K. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
The Old Prince, When This Is Over, Flying Colours
Shadrach Kabango, better known by his stage name Shad or Shad K., is a Canadian hip hop artist and broadcaster. He was named as the new host of the CBC Radio One program Q in March 2015.